The Vatican Fragments are a collection of legal texts, found in the Vatican library by cardinal Angelo Mai in 1821, and published by him in 1823.
|Ulpianus de officio praetoris tutelaris. Sed qui in collegio pistorum sunt a tutelis excusantur, si modo per semet ipsos pistrinum exerceant; sed non alios puto excusandos, quam intra numerum constituti centenarium pistrinum secundum litteras divi Traiani ad Sulpicium Similem exerceant; quae omnia litteris praefecti annonae significanda sunt.||Ulpian, in his commentary on the official function of the praetor tutelaris. Yet those in the collegium pistorum are exempted from guardianship if they themselves operate a pistrinum, but I believe that no others can be released apart from those among their number who operate a pistrinum of 100,000 sesterces in accordance with the letter of the late Trajan to Sulpicius Similis. And all these matters are given in a letter to the Prefect of the Annona.
Translation: A.J.B. Sirks, Food for Rome, p. 315.
|Ulpianus libro supra scripto. Sed Ostienses pistores non excusantur, ut Philumeniano imperator noster cum patre rescripsit.||Ulpian in the above mentioned book [= Duties of the Praetor Tutelaris]. Yet the bakers from Ostia are not exempted, as our Emperor together with his father [Septimius Severus and Caracalla] had decreed by rescript to Philumenianus.
Translation: A.J.B. Sirks.